A familiar name will soon be returning to Indiana State University. Gregory Goode will be rejoining the staff of Indiana State to serve as executive director of government relations and university communications, ISU President Deborah J. Curtis announced Tuesday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Greg back to Indiana State in this expanded role. His previous service to his alma mater has had a tremendous impact, and I am looking forward to working with him again to advance our university,” she said.
Curtis noted that in addition to the government relations role Goode had performed previously, university-level communications will also be part of his responsibility. Earlier this semester, the president had announced the creation of a mid-level communications position which will now report to Goode. A search for that position will be launched in the coming weeks.
“Indiana State needs to do a better job of telling its story to a variety of audiences. Greg has been doing that eloquently for many years, and he will provide great leadership to this effort as well as doing the tremendous job he has always done on the government relations front,” Curtis said.
“I am grateful for this expanded portfolio of responsibilities and look forward with excitement to working with President Curtis to share Indiana State’s message throughout the state, nation and world,” said Goode.
Goode left Indiana State in December to become president and chief executive office of a nonprofit organization based in Washington State.
“Since that time, my family and I have suffered the personal loss of a dear family member, and this has caused my wife, Leslie, and me to reflect on what is most important in our life together. Keeping our family in the Wabash Valley where relatives from both sides are nearby and returning to serve Indiana State surfaced as my top priorities,” said Goode.
The position of executive director of government relations has remained vacant since Goode’s departure in December, Curtis said. Due to this being a biennial budget year, Indiana State had hired APPIAN, led by ISU alumnus Dennis Faulkenberg, to represent the university during the 2019 legislative session as a short-term measure until the session concludes this spring.
“Dennis Faulkenberg and Laurie Maudlin from APPIAN have done a tremendous job in keeping our priorities in front of the legislature. I deeply appreciate their work, and I am looking forward to the outcome of the session,” Curtis added.
Goode will begin his new role on May 1.